Batik Loach (Mesonoemacheilus triangularis)

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Batik Loach

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Batik Loach

Mesonoemacheilus triangularis

Moderate

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.8 - 7.2

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6-16 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years

Family

Nemacheilidae



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Additional names

Batik Loach

Additional scientific names

Neomacheilus triangularis


Origin

An Asian fish found in pebbly streams in the Kerala and Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu in India.

Sexing

It's difficult to sex this fish visually and there are no know reports of it breeding in captivity.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful Loach that prefers to be the only one of its kind in the tank, but will tolerate other Batik Loaches as well as other Loach species. Peaceful towards other tank mates but may pose a threat to small fry.

Diet

Will accept most foods, prefers live/frozen meaty foods however.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Prefers a well filtered tank with a sandy substrate to dig in. This fish is sensitive to water quality issues. Should be provided with plenty of places to hide.

Behaviour

A peaceful, but shy, Loach.

Identification

An attractive elongated fish, it has a pale cream belly and a brown body with irregular cream lines. If it becomes stressed or is scared it can turn a dark brown/black.

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